The Beat goes on... Dave Wakeling on getting back on the road again

As California-based Dave Wakeling plans his UK return and a series of dates on this side of the Atlantic promoting a new LP by The Beat – 36 years after the last – MALCOLM WYATT got the lowdown from their acclaimed singer-songwriter

ELO Experience

ELO Experience to light up Burnley Mechanics

The legacy left by Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light Orchestra barely needs any introduction.

The Lancashire Artillery Volunteers Band

Music lovers set for charity concert

A special concert will see The Lancashire Artillery Volunteers Band perform in Padiham next month.

Tom Higham and Ben Fletcher form Aquilo

Silverdale duo Aquilo to play in Manchester

When two young lads - Ben and Tom - joined forces to form a band, one of the biggest things on their mind was what to call themselves... step in Tom's mum who came up with the curious name of Aquilo.

Crowds look at the floral tributes in St Ann's Square, Manchester, to remember the victims of the terror attack

Mass sing-a-long to mark first anniversary of Manchester Arena terror attack

A mass sing-along led by choirs will be held to mark the one-year anniversary of the Manchester Arena terror attack.

Nerina Pallot is bringing her musical talents to Preston

Singer songwriter Nerina Pallot comes to Preston Guild Hall

Nerina Pallot is a smart artist who talk straight and writes beautifully.

KOYO release their new single Jettisoned this month.

Music interview – KOYO: ‘People can expect a relentless, sonic spectacle from start to finish’

Less than seven months have passed since KOYO launched their critically acclaimed debut album, and with festival dates at Download, Camden Rocks, Bliss Camp, Great Escape Festival and Live at Leeds upcoming this year, the band are heading around the UK with a series of exclusive free warm up shows.

Opera singer Sean Ruane with pupils at St Joseph's Park Hill School, Burnley. (s)

Duo marking Pendleside Hospice’s 30 year high note

Set to strike a chord in the hearts of residents, a Pendle duo is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Pendleside Hospice at the Burnley Mechanics next month.
Organisers Kellie Bland and Owen James Lewis

Family-friendly rave comes to Burnley

Children and grown ups will be hitting the dance floor together at a family rave this weekend.
Zoo Project

Win tickets to Burnley Zoo Project

The Zoo Project Ibiza heads to Burnley later this month and we have two pairs of tickets to give away.
Vibe Killers

Burnley DJs to host hometown party

Burnley-born DJ double act Vibe Killers are putting on a free party in their hometown this Bank Holiday Weekend.

Jamie Duggan is in Blackburn to open the Switch nightclub

Big dance names head to Blackburn and Burnley

Blackburn and Burnley are the places to be for all dance fans tonight and then during the Bank Holiday weekend.

Dave Pearce

Former Radio 1 DJ brings 90s Dance Anthems to Burnley

Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Pearce takes over Mode this weekend for a night of club classics and trance anthems.
Some of the younger cast members of the production The King and I at Whalley's Oakhill School.

Royal command performance was a triumph

The musical, The King and I, was performed by students from Whalley's Oakhill School and Nursery.

SURF, a four-piece indie band hailing from Burnley, is set to rock out at Brierfest. (s)

Brierfest fund-raiser strikes a chord

Burnley and Pendle rockers are celebrating the hospice's 30th anniversary with a two-day music festival.

Chris Difford will be performing at The Platform in Morecambe

Squeeze man Chris Difford to drop in at The Platform in Morecambe for a spot of storytelling

It might be an idea to watch your words around Chris Difford, or else you just might end up being the focus of one of his songs!
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Adele tribute artist Katie Markham is playing at Preston's Guild Hall

Win tickets to see Adele tribute show at Preston's Charter Theatre

As a tribute artist, getting the chance to perform alongside your idol is a rare opportunity. But to be hand selected by a global musical sensation to replicate them on TV is an even rarer event.

Chris Walton will be raising for Crohn's and Colitis UK.

Guitarist's Burnley Mechanics birthday bash expo to raise funds for charity

Deciding against traditional birthday celebrations, a Burnley-based guitarist is gearing up to celebrate turning 40 by hosting The UK Guitar Expo 2018 at Burnley Mechanics to raise vital funds for charity.
Nick Wood and Kyle Worrall will take to the stage as duo OdAll in France this weekend.

Vive La France for talented teenage music duo

Teenage musicians Nick Wood and Kyle Worrall have been invited to play at a prestigious music festival this weekend.
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